A DUNFERMLINE man who has turned a trainer obsession into a business will donate profits to the charity that has helped him with his cystic fibrosis.

Sole Saviour owner David Bailey is giving back by donating £1 to the Butterfly Trust for every pair of shoes he refurbishes.

The industrial janitor, 24, who works for TechnipFMC, launched his business at the end of 2019 after gaining a name for himself among friends and family.

He told the Press: "I've been cleaning trainers for a wee while.

"I've had hundreds over the years and just cleaned them myself.

"It started with friends asking me to do theirs and then it just took off.

"There seems to be a big market for this stuff!

"I work full-time while doing it so it's a busy time."

Following a successful launch in November, David has been thinking of new ways his business can give back this New Year.

The Butterfly Trust, who offer one-to-one social support care for people with cystic fibrosis in Scotland, is close to his heart and have helped the business owner over the years.

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine.

Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up mucus as a result of frequent lung infections.

David explained: "I keep fairly well, considering, but there are a lot of people who have it worse and are constantly in hospital.

"I've dealt with it for so long it's just normal to me.

"I notice I'm not as fit as other people.

"I've had a lot of physio from the Butterfly Trust and when I was younger they used to take me on trips.

"But they provide brilliant support and even help out with applying for grants and practical support.

"I am on a lot of medication and for day-to-day life, I try to keep as fit and healthy as I can.

"There was always a lot of hospital appointments growing up and I'm often trialling new drugs.

"Anything that will improve things I'll try.

"I can be easily fatigued though and I find one week I can be fine while another I'll be really drained.

"If there is a cold going around then you can bet I'll get it. I guess I'm just used to it.

"There are people who are worse but if you can keep on it you can still have a full life, enjoy it and make the most of it."

For more information about David's business, visit www.facebook.com/Solesaviour/